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  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018

Studio Arts, B.A.


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Description and Goal

The B.A. in Studio Arts provides a broad conceptual and formal foundation in the fundamental principles of art design and technology within a liberal arts education.

Students develop visual and cultural literacies through: Individual artistic, creative, and theoretical exploration; Art-historical, exhibition-oriented, and curatorial endeavors; Interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial engagements; a social justice oriented lens.

Using the creative landscape of Los Angeles, the programs in studio arts provide a student-focused art and design education which prepares them for careers and/or graduate studies in the fine arts, graphic design, multimedia arts, and art education disciplines.

Students are required to declare their chosen emphasis during the first semester sophomore year. Entering transfer students are required to declare their chosen emphasis at the time of registration for classes.

The goal of all areas is to encourage individual creative exploration and to develop student understanding of artistic and cultural expression.

Objectives


The philosophy of the Department rests on the premise that its students should receive a broad education that combines creativity and scholarly study. Two majors are offered, Studio Arts and Art History. The foremost objective is to prepare students intellectually and professionally for a career in Studio Arts and Art History and/or graduate studies. Courses offered to undergraduate majors and non-majors stress the cultural value of the visual arts.

Student Learning Outcomes


Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) should know:

  • The basic definitions, concepts, and techniques in visual arts
  • How to discover their unique capabilities and personal artistic expression
  • How to solve creative and aesthetic problems in the visual arts.

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) should be able to:

  • Represent a distinct sensibility
  • Make artistic decisions based on an awareness of traditional and current art movements and technological advancements
  • Expand their cultural and critical view of the history of art
  • Critically analyze and assess artworks and concepts
  • Prepare a portfolio needed to enter graduate studies or a professional career.

Students majoring in Studio Arts (STAR) are encouraged to value:

  • The on-going learning and development of overall technical knowledge
  • The abilities of others
  • Expertise in the arts
  • The awareness of art history within the larger human context
  • The pursuit of new skills and insights for personal growth
  • Service to others and the promotion of justice.

General Information


Students in Studio Arts (STAR) are expected to engage in studio work in addition to scheduled class time. Most studios are open to enrolled students outside of class time on a 24-hour basis. For studio classes, students should anticipate approximately three hours of outside of class studio work every week for each semester hour of course credit. In lecture and seminar courses, students should anticipate approximately one hour each week in class and two hours of work outside of class for each semester hour of course credit.

Art Education Emphasis (ARTE)


The Art Education Emphasis is designed to create reflective, informed, caring, and capable artists who are skilled in using interpersonal and creative tools for a career in education or other related careers. Students interested in teaching the visual arts in public secondary schools and earning a State of California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art must fulfill all the requirements for the major in Studio Arts (STAR) with an Emphasis in Art Education (ARTE), the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education (SEED), and the requirements for a single subject credential in Art (SECR). With the help of their advisors, students can carefully design a schedule to complete this credential program during their four years at LMU. This art education program is offered in collaboration with the School of Education and is considered a waiver to the CSET in Art exam, a credential requirement that demonstrates subject matter competency in fine arts. Along with this undergraduate credential pathway, ARTE is also an excellent foundation for students interested in going on to graduate studies in education or art education, and related fields such as art therapy, museum education, social practice, and arts management.

Core Requirements


Consult with the Director of Art Education for Core recommendations. A student pursuing a teaching credential should take HIST 1300 Becoming America  or any Explorations: Historical Analysis and Perspectives course that fulfills the Constitution requirement.

Lower Division Requirements


Upper Division Requirements


29 semester hours of upper division courses:

A Non-Western Art History Course


Choose one class from:

Note:


*Studio Arts Focus Requirement:

Out of the 9 semester hours of upper division ART electives, 6 must be in the same Studio Arts Focus. Select both lower and upper division courses from within the same Studio Arts Focus. Courses must be selected under the advisement of the Director of Art Education.

Art Education Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-19 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ARHS 4630 Contemporary Art 4 semester hours
  • ART Upper Division Elective 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-19 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

  • ART 455 Methods in Teaching Secondary Art 3 semester hours
  • ART Upper Division - Advanced Studio Arts Focus 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-19 semester hours

Notes:


* Students following the Art Education Emphasis with a Studio Arts Focus in Design must complete all prerequisites before enrolling in ART 490 .

This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with the Director of Art Education.

It is recommended that each Art Education student consider declaring a minor. A semester of international study is also recommended. Consult the Study Abroad Office.

Art Education Emphasis with a minor in Secondary Education and a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art


Secondary Teacher Preparation in Art


The Art Education Emphasis is designed to create reflective, informed, caring, and capable artists who are skilled in using interpersonal and creative tools for teaching careers in California schools at the secondary level (grades 6-12). Students interested in earning a State of California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Art must fulfill all the requirements for the major in Studio Arts (STAR) with an Emphasis in Art Education (ARTE), the requirements for a minor in Secondary Education (SEED), and the requirements for a single subject credential in Art (SECR)0. With the help of their advisor, students can carefully design a schedule to complete the program during their four years at LMU. Students who seek graduation with an Art Education Emphasis and a teaching credential should ideally declare the Art Education Emphasis as a freshman.

This art education program is offered in collaboration with the School of Education and is considered a waiver to the CSET in Art exam, a credential requirement that demonstrates subject matter competency in fine arts.

The LMU Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Art is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The Department of Art and Art History is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Students should consult with the Director/Advisor of Secondary Teacher Preparation Program in Art, Professor Terry Lenihan (tlenihan@lmu.edu 310.338.4409) to sign up for the program and to discuss their course of study.

Please contact the School of Education at soeinfo@lmu.edu for information about all available Secondary Teacher Preparation Programs (STPP). All students interested in teaching Art in middle schools or high schools should meet with their departmental advisors as soon as possible and must also attend a mandatory School of Education Undergraduate Information Session. Please call 310.338.7845 to obtain the next scheduled meeting time and to confirm attendance. The advisor for STPP students regarding the School of Education is Michael Cersosimo (Michael.Cersosimo@lmu.edu, 310.258.8806)

The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation (CUTP) is also available to assist students interested in teaching careers in both secondary and elementary education. Please contact Dr. Annette Pijuan Hernandez, Senior Director and Associate Clinical Professor (Annette.Hernandez@lmu.edu, 310.258.8806). CUTP is located in UH 3346, 310.258.8806.

Major Requirements for a Major in Studio Arts (STAR) with an Emphasis in Art Education (ARTE)


Core Requirements

Consult with the Director of Art Education for Core recommendations. A student pursuing a teaching credential should take HIST 1300 Becoming America .

Lower Division Requirements

26 semester hours of lower division courses:

Upper Division Requirements

29 semester hours of upper division courses:

A non-Western Art History course or any non-Western course:

Note:

*Studio Arts Focus Requirement

Out of the 9 semester hours of upper division ART electives, 6 must be in the same Studio Arts Focus. Select both lower and upper division courses from within the same Studio Arts focus. Courses must be selected under the advisement of the Director of Art Education.

Requirements for State of California Secondary Teaching Credential (SECR) and a Minor in Secondary Education (SEED)


Art Education Emphasis students interested in earning a State of California Secondary Teaching Credential declare a Minor in Secondary Education.

The following are requirements for the Secondary Teaching Credential (SECR):

Note:


**Prerequisite courses along with these additional requirements are necessary for applying to the School of Education to earn the State of California Teaching Credential:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better
  • CBEST original passing score report
  • 20 hours of grade-level instruction (letter from ARTsmart Program Director)
  • U.S. Constitution Requirement (HIST 1300 Becoming America )
  • Fingerprint Clearance
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test
  • School of Education Application Form
  • Statement of Intent
  • Candidate Information Sheet
  • Four Letters of Recommendation
  • Technology Requirement (self-verification form)

See School of Education listing for additional information.

Art Education Emphasis with State of California Secondary Teaching Credential (SECR) and a Minor in Secondary Education (SEED) Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-17 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-17 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 17-19 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Total: 12-15 semester hours

Note:

* Students following the Art Education Emphasis with a Studio Arts Focus in Design must complete all prerequisites prior to enrolling in ART 490 .

This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with the Director of Art Education and advisors from the School of Education.

All students interested in art education are required to consult closely with the CFA Dean’s office, the Director of Art Education, and the School of Education for the updated program requirements. Consultation is critical to ensure timely completion of the programs. Additionally, students should contact the School of Education to arrange a time to attend an Undergraduate Information Session.

Fine Arts Emphasis


Major Requirements


Fine Arts Emphasis majors choose a concentration in:


Ceramics (FACR),
Drawing/Painting (FADP),
Photography (FAPH),
Printmaking (FAPR),

or Individualized Studies (FAIS)

then select both lower and upper division courses from within the same concentration.

Lower Division Requirements:


30 semester hours of lower division courses:

And 6 semester hours from one of the concentrations listed below.

Ceramics:

Drawing/Painting:

Photography:

Printmaking:

Upper Division Requirements:


22 semester hours of upper division courses:

12 semester hours from one of the concentrations listed below

Ceramics:

Drawing/Painting:

Choose from

Recommended:

Recommended:

Printmaking:

Recommended:

6 semester hours of ART electives

And an upper division non-Western Art History

Fine Arts Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-19 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ARHS 2004 Modernism 4 semester hours
  • ART Concentration Lower Division 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 16-19 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ART Concentration Upper Division 3 semester hours
     
  • ART Concentration Upper Division for Ceramics, Drawing/Painting, Photography 3 semester hours or
  • ART Elective Upper Division for Printmaking 3 semester hours
     
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

  • ART Elective Upper Division 3 semester hours
     
  • ART Concentration Upper Division for Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking 3 semester hours or
  • ART Elective Upper Division for Drawing/Painting 3 semester hours
     
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ART 497 Senior Thesis in Fine Arts 3 semester hours (3 semester hours required)
  •  

  • ART Concentration Upper Division for Drawing/Painting, Printmaking 3 semester hours or
  • ART Elective Upper Division for Ceramics, Photography 3 semester hours
  •  

  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Note:


This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with an advisor.

Graphic Design Emphasis (GRPH)


Designers shape the way we see and understand the world by giving form to the objects, communications, and environments that make up our everyday experiences.

Through typography, image making, and visual storytelling, designers visualize the issues that permeate our society, and pose innovative solutions with the potential to affect change on a local, national, and global scale. At LMU, Graphic Design is integral to the liberal arts experience. We cultivate difference-makers who identify and explore the most pressing problems of our world. We believe the greatest potential for graphic design goes far beyond its history of service to consumerism. The ubiquity of design and its potential to transform our world has never been greater. As electronic media rapidly evolves, so does Design’s ability to influence the quality of our lives. LMU’s graphic designers take a compassionate approach, promoting social justice and realizing societal change through social discourse and entrepreneurship.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


25 semester hours of lower division courses:

Upper Division Requirements:


34 semester hours of upper division courses:

And one upper division non-Western Art History

a. Intensive Professional Track

This spectrum of studio electives is designed to broaden the outlook on the design professions. The following courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor:

b. Interdisciplinary Track

This spectrum of studio electives is designed to broaden the outlook on graphic design as an aesthetic practice. The following courses should be selected in consultation with an advisor:

Graphic Design Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-19 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 13-17 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

  • ART 460 Graphic Design II 3 semester hours
  •  

  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-19 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ART 490 Senior Design Thesis 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-19 semester hours

Note:


This represents a typical schedule. Actual course sequence and selection must be planned in consultation with an advisor.

Multimedia Arts Emphasis (MTMA)


Students who elect a Multimedia emphasis are interested in a future of authoring and designing in a world of new media and emerging technologies. Courses are designed as dynamic portals into the areas of digital imaging and photography, interaction design and online experiences, motion graphics design, 3D scenarios, as well as audio-video production. The career outlook for multimedia arts students at Loyola Marymount University is very encouraging. The Multimedia Internship that students are required to take provides real-world experience with galleries, agencies, and production studios. Multimedia Arts students have the opportunity to hone in their creative and professional interests while having the flexibility of concentrating in the following areas: TEXT, IMAGE, SOUND, or MOTION.

Major Requirements


Lower Division Requirements:


22-24 semester hours of lower division courses:

Students choose a concentration

in Text, Image, Sound, or Motion, then choose both lower and upper division courses from within that same concentration. In consultation with an advisor, students may select an individualized option in Multimedia Arts Concentrations.

Upper Division Requirements:


37 semester hours of upper division courses:

Choose two courses from one of the following concentrations:

Text, Image, Sound, or Motion below. In consultation with an advisor, students may select an Individualized option in Multimedia Arts concentrations.

Image:

Recommended Courses


It is also recommended that the student take additional courses in Animation, Studio Arts, Art History, Communication Arts, and Computer Science.

Multimedia Arts Emphasis Model Four-Year Plan


Freshman Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • RHET 1000 Rhetorical Arts 3 OR 4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-20 semester hours

Sophomore Year


Fall Semester

Total: 16-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

  • ARHS 2540 Multimedia Art Survey 3 semester hours
  • Concentration (Lower Division) 3 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • University Core 3-4 semester hours
  • Elective 3-4 semester hours
Total: 15-18 semester hours

Junior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Senior Year


Fall Semester

Total: 15-18 semester hours

Spring Semester

Total: 15-17 semester hours

Note:


This schedule is typical. The sequence and choices of courses must be decided in consultation with an advisor.

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